Chemical Engineering Practice

Opportunities and Challenges for Advanced Biofuel Industry

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Biofuels have been criticized for leading to rise in food costs. Advanced biofuels steer clear of this controversy as they are produced mostly from...

Useful Tips for Optimal Fired Heater Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
Advanced Process Control Strategies for Process Fired Heaters Fired Heaters are used extensively throughout refineries for heating, vaporization and...

The Economics of Process Measurements

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
What is the economic value of a new measuring device in a process plant – a new analyzer, a more accurate flow measurement, an additional temperature...

Re-Rating Ethylene Plant Equipment for Optimum Results

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
Rerating of turbomachinery equipment installed in ethylene plants is a well established method of improving plant operation, whether it is capacity...

Tutorial: The Chemistry of Refinery Fouling

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The chemistry of refinery fouling is well enough understood to mitigate nearly all fouling. The key information required are the location of the...

Mixed Fluid Cascade, Experience and Outlook

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The first Base Load LNG plant, which has been built using the Mixed Fluid Cascade (MFC ® ) process, started up in 2007 at a Norwegian location close...

Ethylene Industry Review

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
This paper will focus on ethylene business aspects covering: · Global review of the markets and market outlooks for olefins (ethylene / propylene /...

Operations Management Panel Discussion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The intent of this session is to present and develop a framework for management of rotating equipment within the plant. The papers and panel...

All Sulphur Plants Are Not Created Equal

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
All Sulphur Plants are Not Created Equal ABSTRACT Sulphur recovery from natural resources is required to meet environmental regulations on sulphur...

Flare System Inspection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
When evaluating the safety and environmental aspects in olefins facility one must surely consider the flare. The flare is responsible for combusting...

Dynamic Simulation of Demethanizer and Chilling Train System

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The chilling train system is an important part of ethylene plant which is usually combined with demethanizer and a series of flash drums to separate...

Installing a Charge Gas Compressor Booster

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The Braskem Ethylene Southeast Plant expansion study from 500 MTA to 700 MTA recommended that the charge gas compressor turbine and the 1 st and 2 nd...

Waste Heat Recovery Considerations in LNG Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
WASTE HEAT RECOVERY CONSIDERATIONS IN LNG PLANTS ABSTRACT DOUGLAS WILES, RYAN HOLLENBACH & STANLEY KWAN Thermal integration in an LNG plant...

How to Structure a Basic Care Strategy for Rotating Equipment

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
Do your operators and management know the real health of your machinery?. Do they depend too much on the alarm notification of the abnormal condition...

Advanced Control of Multiple Sulfur Recovery Units

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
Sulfur Recovery in a Refinery entails collecting sour vent gases (containing H2S) from a number of sources, including Hydrotreaters, Hydrocrackers,...

Combustion of Mixtures: A Modified IFC Approach

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
While most studies on flares have been done with single hydrocarbon fuels or binary mixtures, the reality of most industrial flares is that they see...

Pressure Relief Valve Sizing Equations Basis

Archived Webinar
Mar 14, 2012
Engineers responsible for the sizing of pressure relief valves, will get a more in-depth understanding of the mathematical basis for the sizing equations.

Explosion Protection with In-Line Flame Arresters

Archived Webinar
Feb 29, 2012
This seminar educates participants on explosion protection concepts regarding in-line flame arresters. It begins by demonstrating flame arrester function with short video sequences. From there, it discusses limits of use and distinguishes between different types of arresters based on the explosion...

Two-Phase Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow and Relief Sizing

Archived Webinar
Feb 15, 2012
Learn methods for identifying flow regimes and determining friction loss in two-phase distributed and homogeneous gas/liquid pipe flows and sizing relief valves for frozen and flashing homogeneous two-phase flow.

The Science of Classifying Solids: Screening Technology

Archived Webinar
Dec 7, 2011
This webinar addresses the basics of screening, examining the fundamentals of screening: grade efficiency calculations, various aspects of probability of particle passage, and screening rate calculations.

Mechanical Reliability

Archived Webinar
Oct 27, 2011
Dave is a reliability and maintenance leader with over 30 years of chemical and process industry experience. His keynote address is on Mechanical Reliability.

Development of a Compact Fischer Tropsch Reactor

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Fischer Tropsch (FT) synthesis is a polymerization process where a CH X species is added to a growing aliphatic chain. There are several models of...

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